What makes me, me!

Includes: Indoors, Health and well-being, Promise

Activity time:
30 mins

Age:
10+

Cost:
Low
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Help girls appreciate their strengths

Encourage girls to deepen their self-knowledge and understand the meaning of 'be true to myself'.

Overview

  1. Hand out ten strips of paper to each girl.
  2. Ask the girls to write one of their strengths or personality traits on each slip – characteristics they feel describe them, such as ‘reliable’, ‘friendly’, ‘confident’ or ‘good at maths’.
  3. Next, girls should place their characteristics in order of what is important to them. Once this is done they can share their lists with the group and discuss how they would be different without particular character traits. Is there one that each girl could lose and still be ‘herself’?
  4. To take it further, link the slips together to form personal paper chains that girls can take home to remind them of all the important strengths they can be proud of.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.

Activity around health and wellbeing can sometimes encourage disclosures from girls about their own experiences. Make sure you can support girls fully by reading our guidance on managing concerns, and see our list of support organisations for further guidance.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

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2 adults needed